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Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be sinking photo
Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be sinking
by Brett Makedonski

Microsoft likes Ryse: Son of Rome enough to put it in Monday's press conference. If my hands-on time was any indication of the final product, there's no reason to be so keen on it. Despite having only five minutes with the game, it didn't do much to impress.

The demo that I was given was the exact same segment that was shown during the briefing. It was useful in that it displayed the mechanics behind the fighting system, and probably gave a good indicator as to how the game will be structured.

The combat doesn't appear to be overly deep. Face buttons are assigned for striking, shield bashing, parrying, and initiating executions. The movement and fluidity wasn't quite as clunky as I had anticipated, but it was by no means smooth. It felt nothing more than serviceable.

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1:40 PM on 06.10.2013

Ryse: Son of Rome, father of quick-time-events

One of the all-new IP revealed at Microsoft's Xbox One E3 press conference was Ryse: Son of Rome. As if the name couldn't clue you in, Crytek's on the case. It's a third-person action game in which you command Roman troops a...

Jim Sterling

12:10 PM on 06.10.2013

Crytek shows off first actual gameplay for Ryse

Crytek unveiled gameplay from its upcoming Roman-combat game, Ryse, during the big Xbox conference today. It showed lots of hacking and slashing with Roman guys jumping off from a ship. At first glance it looks...

Joshua Derocher

10:00 PM on 05.30.2013

Crysis 3's multiplayer expansion heads to The Lost Island

Crysis 3 is getting some downloadable content in the form of The Lost Island. This pack will include four new maps, plus new weapons, and two new modes called Frenzy and Possession. Want to know more all about these new featu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 05.24.2013

Destiny, Ryse, Mirror's Edge 2 & Jonathan Blow

Hey boys and girls, here's today's energetic and stupid Destructoid Show. It's the Friday of a very busy week, so excuse us if our brains are visibly leaking out of our ears. I'm really excited about Destiny, based on this t...

Max Scoville

3:30 PM on 05.22.2013

It's a start: Crytek's Ryse will be exclusive to Xbox One

Crytek's long-talked-about but little-shown Ryse will be an Xbox One exclusive, according to the game's official website. This hack-and-slash title, set in ancient Rome, has been billed as a major -- "Gears of War / Halo" maj...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 04.24.2013

This CryEngine 3 demo is not for videogames

French firm Enodo released this CryEngine 3 demo showcasing a variety of different environments. Looks great, right? Well don't expect Enodo to put out any games, as this demo is aimed at real life businesses. Yes, this demo...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 04.12.2013

Crytek says graphics are 60% of a game experience

It should hardly surprise anyone that Crytek places heavy emphasis on graphics, given its games are designed to be visual showcases. CEO Cevat Yerli, however, seems to believe they are the most important thing, valuing them a...

Jim Sterling

9:01 AM on 04.11.2013

Next-gen Xbox launch title Ryse billed as next Gears/Halo

As much as we hate using the overused 'according to multiple sources familiar with...' so often lately, "according to multiple sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans," The Verge says Ryse and Forza will be launch games ...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 03.28.2013

Crytek USA plans to buy the Darksiders license

Word on the street is, while Crytek has no current interest in Darksiders 3, Crytek USA wants the brand anyway. Considering the new company boasts ex-Vigil staff, and is indeed headed by the studio's former boss, it's hardly ...

Jim Sterling





10:00 PM on 03.15.2013

Crytek-authorized fan-made Timesplitters game is go!

The future of the TimeSplitters franchise looked bleak when Free Radical was bought by Crytek and nothing was heard of the series in some time. Now, a fan-made TimeSplitters game will see the light of day before the end of th...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 03.10.2013

Latest Crysis 3 patch launched, fixes graphical issues

A new patch for the PC version of Crysis 3 has been pushed out by Crytek which fixes, among other things, those annoying graphics driver crashes that some have been suffering from as well as broken shading. Crytek also r...

Harry Monogenis

4:15 PM on 03.04.2013

Origin has all standard versions of Crysis 3 for $41.99

It's been a matter of weeks since Crysis 3 released and if you were hesitant to buy at launch knowing that discounts tend to crop up before long, your intuition has paid off. The Origin store is selling the game for $41.99 on...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 03.02.2013

Wii U version of Crysis 3 canceled due to lack of support

Though we've been getting the sense that developers don't seem all that interested in developing for the Wii U, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli explained in an interview that it wasn't because of them that Crysis 3 failed to materiali...

Conrad Zimmerman



Crytek: 'The notion of single-player has to go away' photo
Crytek: 'The notion of single-player has to go away'
by Jim Sterling

For years, numerous pundits have called for the death of single-player games, and while some of us gnash our teeth at the thought of losing solo experiences, the creep of multiplayer has been undeniable. This is good news for Crytek, a studio that apparently can't wait to be rid of single-player.

"I think the notion of a single-player experience has to go away," CEO Cevat Yerli told IGN"However, I'm not saying that there will be no single-player experiences ... it could be it's called Connected Single-Player or Online Single-Player instead.

"Online and social can reignite single-player in a new type of context and provide benefits that will make you want to be a part of a connected story-mode rather than a disconnected story-mode. Sure, if the technology forces you to play a traditional single-player game online, that doesn't make sense but if it's offering actual benefits to be online then you want to be part of it."

Sigh. 

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10:00 PM on 02.22.2013

The dancing soldiers are back in Crysis 3

Remember in Crysis 2 how you could discover some CELL soldiers getting their grove on? Well they're back in Crysis 3 and Game Front details how you can get your freak on with them once again. Also, a deer and frog.

Hamza CTZ Aziz